ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Army says a Fort Wainwright soldier wounded by a car bomb late last month in Afghanistan died of his injuries Sunday at a hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. Spc. Christophe J. Marquis of Tampa, Fla. was 40.
Marquis was wounded Aug. 27 by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device which exploded at an entry control point he was guarding in Kandahar Province. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright where he served as an infantryman.
Marquis joined the Army in April 2010 and graduated from Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Ga. He arrived in Alaska in February.
The 4,000-soldier brigade deployed to Afghanistan in mid-April for a one-year tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Marquis’ next of kin have been notified.